Monday, 17 December 2018

Printed Tanks and Pencil Skirts For The Office With Rebecca Minkoff MAM Bag

I think the one item of clothing I have most of in my wardrobe is printed tanks! They work so well for my casual stay at home mum days, but also in the office too with a blazer on top. The two I'm wearing below are some of my favourites, gifts from my mum. Keeping things simple and letting the printed tanks be the stars of my outfits, I picked neutrals for everything else, including this grey Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag.

What I wore:

boho office style wavy hair jersey blazer pencil skirt and printed tank with rebecca minkoff MAM | awayfromblue

pencil skirt and blazer with Rebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey | awayfromtheblue

awayfromtheblue Instagram summer boho office style jersey blazer pencil skirt printed tank RM MAM bag
JacketJeanswest grey jersey blazer
EarringsJeanswest Evy dangly earring
NecklaceJeanswest Taryn turquoise tassel bead necklace
TankJeanswest Elissa leaf print tank
SkirtJeanswest zip detail ponte pencil skirt
ShoesWalnut Melbourne 'Ava' black lizard ballet flats (also available in silver)
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

As much as I loved this outfit, it was my hair that got a lot of love on Instagram 😅 It's day 3 of the curls from when I curled my hair for our annual Christmas family photo. This is the hair curler I use.

I felt with the relaxed hair and long tassel necklace, the grey blazer was the perfect way to dress this outfit up a bit more for a busy day with a few big meetings. I had a bit of a giggle when I went to write this post and realised everything is from Jeanswest, except the shoes and bag! The jersey blazer and pencil skirt were comfortable and perfect for the cooler office, despite the warmer day outside.

With the pastel pink, red and blue in the print of the tank and the turquoise tassel on the necklace, I thought this grey Rebecca Minkoff MAB bag was the perfect neutral accessory to wear with it. And it felt like a while since I last wore the bag, it was definitely overdue a wear!


Last worn: grey jersey blazer, dangly earringstassel necklace, fern print tank, black pencil skirt, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB.

Other ways to weargrey jersey blazer and striped dress, fern print tank worn two ways, black pencil skirt over a dress, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats and skinny jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB and denim shorts.

Perfect for pregnancyblack pencil skirt in first trimester, Walnut Melbourne ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB in second trimester.


What's In My Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB






What I wore:

red printed crochet tank in office summer workwear pencil skirt grey MAM bag | away from blue

red printed tank with grey Rebecca minkoff Mini MAB MAM bag | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram red crochet printed tank and pencil skirt summer office style Rebecca Minkoff mam bag
Necklace: silver heart long pendant necklace
Tank: Emerson crochet lace bib print top
SkirtJeanswest black ponte pencil skirt
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs silver tuxedo flats
BagRebecca Minkoff MAB mini in soft grey

Why I wore it:

This tank always makes me smile when I wear it. Red is a cheerful colour to wear,  and I also like this as I've had it for a few years and wore it through my pregnancies with my boys. It's nice being able to enjoy a piece in your wardrobe you've had for years.

I've worn this top casually with jeans and a few times to the office with pencil skirts. Like the printed tank above, I think it looks lovely tucked into a classic black pencil skirt. I picked a simpler silver heart pendant necklace to wear with this, and silver ballet flats to match the necklace and hardware on the MAM bag. I did have a cover up for in the office too, but it was much too hot and humid in the morning to want to take a pic with it on. I shared a pic with my cosy cardi on Twitter.

Of course I couldn't stop at just the shoes, bag and necklace matching, I had to add a red hair tie to my hair to tie in with the print on the tank! I bought a huge bunch of colourful hair ties in a Priceline sale a while back and every now and then I'll be able to match the hair tie to my outfit!


Last worn: red crochet print tank, silver heart necklace, black pencil skirt, silver ballet flats, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag (above).

Other ways to wearred crochet print tank and shorts, black pencil skirt and printed shirt, silver ballet flats and jeans, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag and maxi skirt.

Perfect for pregnancyred crochet print tank in third trimester, black pencil skirt in second trimester, silver ballet flats in third trimester, Rebecca Minkoff MAM bag in third trimester.




Printed Tanks Under $50:






How You Can Wear It:

A printed tank can easily work for a business casual office. It's a fun way to add a little colour to a neutral suit or suit separates. If you need to dress a little more formally, you can cover up the casual tank with a blazer to make it look more office appropriate. The blazer has the added bonus of keeping you warm in the cold air con too!


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70 comments:

  1. I have worn tank tops to the office too, with a blazer on top. Very comfortable when it is hot outside, that way I can get rid of the blazer as long as I am alone in the office and throw it on if I need to see someone. We don’t have air con and it can get hot in summer.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. I can't imagine not having aircon in summer, but our summers are very different!

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  2. I am a fan of printed tanks since it does the work for you. It's great to wear on it's own or under a cardigan or jacket for cooler weather. I do love your hair too Mica! The curls are gorgeous. I curled my hair over the weekend and I just about cried at how it wouldn't cooperate! I need to check out the curler you used perhaps it's time to try a different curler! I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. I've never had luck with curlers before this one, it works so well!

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  3. The mini mab is pretty and comfy, I have been wanting to add it to my purse collection for a while now! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

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    1. I definitely recommend it if you can find one on the second hand market! :)

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  4. I am not surprised your hair got a lot of love on Instagram! I feel like you've been hiding it from us for awhile! It's gorgeous! But your printed tank outfits are great too! It's so nice that they can do double duty for work and family life!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. haha thank you Gina! I don't curl it often as I am growing it to donate it so I need to avoid over styling and breaking the hair!

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  5. Such cute outfits! Love the handbag!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  6. I love both outfits:) I don't have a lot of printed tanks, but I think it's something I must invest on! And yeah....that hair....werk it, girl! Looks fab:)
    PS This RM bag is one of my fave of yours. Such a classic piece and goes with anything.

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    1. haha thank you! It is a great go-with-everything bag!

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  7. Ahhhh I love that tank on you!!! The whole outfit is just perfect:) Happy Monday friend!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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  8. Your hair looks so pretty! Loving the fun outfits as well! Have a fantastic Monday!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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  9. I love your work wear - you look polished, but I know that knit skirt must be so comfortable to wear all day!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  10. Printed tanks are such a versatile wardrobe staple. I love how they can easily be worn for work under a blazer or on their own in more casual situations.

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    1. Yes, they work so well for both occasions! :)

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  11. Hah, yep, the first thing I noticed in the first look was how amazing your hair looks! Funny how thats something people focus on a lot. I'm always too lazy to curl my hair so it rarely happens
    And agreed, printed tops may not be "basics" but they're definitely closet staples because of their ease of going from home to work!
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    1. haha thanks! :) I would love to curl it more, but I'm trying to donate it so also trying to avoid over styling it.

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  12. I think I'm the same way Mica. I have the most of print tops in my closet. You'd never accuse me of only liking solids...that's for sure!!
    But they add interest to everything....skirts, jeans, maxis...you name it!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. They are great for adding extra interest like that!

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  13. I love printed tanks too, I don't think I own a single plain tank ;)

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  14. I can see why you got so much hair love! It's the first thing I noticed when the blog loaded. Gorgeous! I try to make my curls last a few days too. It makes things to much easier! The outfit is a chic option for a work look too. Hope you are having a great start to your week!

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    1. Thanks Laura! It takes so long to curl my hair I like it to last a few more days, haha!

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  15. Your hair looks sooo lovely with a wave in your hair babe! I've always said how much love I have for pencil skirts, and you style them really well Mica. Have a fabulous week!

    aglassofice.com x

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  16. These are both such cute looks! And I am absolutely obsessed with your bag! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, Mica! :)

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    1. It is a great bag! I had a nice weekend too, thank you :)

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  17. A very nice and stylish look, dear! Love your bag!

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  18. You've now made me a huge fan of printed tanks! I love both ways you styled them, especially the first look with the blazer. It's always nice when clothing pieces can work for both work and daily life. And I can see why your hair got a lot of love; it looks beautiful!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. Thanks Kara! Yes, it's great when pieces do double duty and can be worn to different occasions!

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  19. Such cute outfits, Mica! While I don't wear any casual tanks to the office, I do love woven fabric tanks as layering pieces, and have them in tons of colours, including a few prints. While I appreciate the neutral bag, I think I would personally do a turquoise bag with the top outfit, and a coral red bag with the bottom one. But that's just me!

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    1. Those would be great ideas Sheila! Thanks for the tips! :) I do have bags in those shades! :)

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  20. I totally agree with you on printed tank tops.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  21. Both of these tanks are so pretty, Mica! I love that you can wear them casually and also dress them up for the office, like you have here. They are such versatile pieces! Hope your week is off to a good start, Mica! XXX

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    1. They are great pieces for casual and office wear :)

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  22. Love the prints especially the look with blazer is so beautiful on you!

    Xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com/

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  23. Seriously such a cute bag!! I love your outfits too!! I hope the holiday season is going well for you xx lots of love

    findyourownhope.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi Mica
    I'm back! I explain everything on the blog.
    You are a very classic woman Mica, always your look is chosen to the detail and I am amazed, I was absent from the blog for 2 months and, and where is the winter there in Australia?
    I loved your second look, you certainly made a beautiful pregnant woman with this tank top !!!

    Big kiss
    Marisa

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Nice to see you back to blogging Marisa! :) It's summer here in Australia :)

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  25. I love these outfits.

    I hope that you have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  26. That was the first thing I thought. That hair! Amazing! Didn't know I wasn't following you on IG!

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  27. I am a huge fan of printed tanks for precisely the reason you mention - they function great with jeans and casual wear and then clean up perfectly for work with the addition on a blazer. I love having versatile things like that in my closet!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  28. This style of top is so good for the summer either for work or casual. You look lovely!
    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  29. That's the first thing I saw: the beautiful long hair Mica ! when did it get so long ? Its looks amazing - I really like this grey blazer office look, you look so nice.

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    1. Thank you Lorena! it's got a little further to grow before I can donate it!

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  30. Great post!

    http://www.iameleine.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iameleineblog/

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  31. Such a staple bag- and your HAIR in the first pic! Gorgeous!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  32. I love how versatile pretty printed tops can be, they work for all occasions. I love both of the tanks you've styled here. And your hair DOES look gorgeous, I can see why it was getting all the love!! So pretty!

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  33. I really like first business outfit. It is so elegant and beautiful! Also you hair is amazing! I really love it.

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  34. My eyes went straight to your gorgeous hair too!! I love a good neutral bag! and I have too many RM bags oops! Hope you're having a good week! xx

    https://www.crystalchiffon.com/

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  35. Your hair looks amazing! It’s grown so much and looks so healthy! I love printed tops too. They’re so easy to work with and are versatile. Thanks for shading and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  36. You look really nice! I didn't realize how long your hair has gotten, it's so beautiful!
    Both looks are great. I really love the blazer of the first look!

    A Shimmer, A Shadow

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  37. Your hair looks gorgeous and I can see why you got so much Insta love! Both of these looks are so pretty!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  38. I need to embrace more colours and prints next year! You look lovely in both outfits. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and family, Mica!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thanks Shireen! Merry Christmas to you :)

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  39. I love both outfits! You look so chic in a pencil skirt!!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  40. Such a versatile handbag you have , suit for either office or casual look :)

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

    www.chelsheaflo.com

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  41. Tanks really are such versatile pieces of clothing and work perfectly with work attire. The way you styled the two tanks in these looks is lovely. I love that the prints add such a fun element to a more neutral look.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  42. Fab look Mica, you look amazing darling and loving your hair!! Have a wonderful Christmas and New year!!!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  43. Lovely looks dear, especially the first one. Such a chic contrast from the blazer and floral top underneath.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  44. Love the printed tank. Not very often I get to see, Great style!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/winter-fashion-in-collaboration-with-stalk-buy-love/

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  45. Oh I am obsessed with your hairstyle! It just caught me and I was like wow! I haven't seen you in curls before, hehehe. Stunning! I love the way you styled the pencil skirt. You're right about red, it's such a cheerful color and you are glowing in both outfits :D xoxox

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    1. Thanks Shanaz! I really like it curled, but don't do it much because I'm trying to grow it to donate it!

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  46. I really like the tank- it's so delicate and looks so floaty and perfect for a hot Summer's day!!

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  47. The blazer looks so soft and cozy! A jersey blazer is such a game-changer! I actually have one in light grey too. :)

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  48. Thanks all for your lovely comments - and compliments on my hair!

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